French: Orite à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Schwanzmeise Spanish: Mito gorjiblanco
Other common names:
northern India = northern Punjab
NE Pakistan (Palas and Kandia Valleys, Kagan Valley and Neelum Valley) and Kashmir E to N India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand) and WC Nepal (E to Dolpo and NW flanks of Dhaulagiri Massif, rarely to E flank of Kali Gandaki Valley; single report from Gosainkund).
11·5 cm; mean for three individuals 7·8 g. Typical long-tailed tit, with medium-long tail. Has forehead and broad crownstripe white, grading to cinnamon-brown... read more
Calls include thin, high-pitched “tsi-tsi-tsi”, soft clipped “pit”, also a... read more
Scrub of barberry (Berberis), rose (Rosa), willow (Salix), rhododendron... read more
Food and feeding
Food largely insects, especially insect larvae and pupae, also spiders (Araneae); possibly also flower buds. Forages in shrub layer. Found... read more
Carrying nest material on 24th May in Pakistan, and eggs recorded 26th Jun (possibly replacement clutch) and young in early to mid-Jun in N... read more
Resident, with some seasonal altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Western Himalayas EBA. Rare and local in Pakistan; uncommon to locally common in India; generally rare and local... read more
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